Europa League - Qualifying Third Round - 1st Leg
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Ludogorets Razgrad 5-0 The New Saints

Scott Ruscoe
The New Saints boss Scott Roscoe saw his side lose twice to FC Copenhagen this summer in Champions League qualifying

The New Saints were hammered by Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg.

Scott Roscoe's side were outclassed after dropping down from Champions League qualifying.

Ryan Harrington's own goal got the hosts in front before Mavis Tchibota cut through Saints' defence to score.

Jody Lukoki added the third before the break and Claudiu Keșerü and Cosmin Moti added two more to end the contest.

Ludogorets, Bulgarian champions for the past eight seasons, reached last season's Europa League group stages.

Saints joined the Europa League after bowing out of the Champions League, losing 3-0 on aggregate against FC Copenhagen.

Ludogorets have twice featured in the group stages of the Champions League during the past five years.

The second leg will be at Wrexham's Racecourse on Thursday, 15 August with the winners facing Maribor of Slovenia or Norwegian side Rosenborg in the play-offs.

Line-ups

Ludogorets

  • 23Iliev
  • 3Nedyalkov
  • 22Ikoko
  • 13TchibotaSubstituted forCristaldo Fariasat 70'minutes
  • 8BitonSubstituted forSwierczokat 77'minutes
  • 28Keseru
  • 30Moti
  • 12AndrianantenainaSubstituted forBadjiat 61'minutes
  • 92Lukoki
  • 44Góralski
  • 90Forster

Substitutes

  • 10Swierczok
  • 17Barbosa Intima
  • 18Dyakov
  • 21Grigore
  • 25Badji
  • 33dos Santos
  • 88Cristaldo Farias

The New Saints

  • 1Harrison
  • 6RoutledgeBooked at 35mins
  • 7EbbeSubstituted forDraperat 61'minutes
  • 3Marriott
  • 2SpenderSubstituted forLewisat 69'minutes
  • 8Brobbel
  • 10Redmond
  • 4DaviesSubstituted forHudsonat 45'minutes
  • 24Harrington
  • 14Mullan
  • 23Edwards

Substitutes

  • 9Draper
  • 11Cieslewicz
  • 12Hudson
  • 20Nembhard
  • 22Lewis
  • 25Roberts
  • 32Whitehouse
Referee:
Marius Avram
Attendance:
4,120

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 8th August 2019

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Leverkusen6411169713
2Zürich631276110
3AEK Larnaca6123612-65
4Ludogorets604257-24

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg66001761118
2Celtic630368-29
3RB Leipzig62139817
4Rosenborg6015414-101

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg632165111
2Slavia Prague631243110
3Bordeaux62136607
4FC Copenhagen612335-25

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Zagreb6420113814
2Fenerbahçe62227708
3Spartak Trnava621347-37
4Anderlecht603327-53

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal65101221016
2Sporting64111331013
3Vorskla Poltava6105413-93
4FK Qarabag6105213-113

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Betis633072512
2Olympiakos6312116510
3AC Milan6312129310
4F91 Dudelange6015316-131

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Villarreal6240125710
2Rapid Vienna631269-310
3Rangers61328806
4Spartak Moscow6123812-45

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Frankfurt66001751218
2Lazio6303911-29
3Apollon Limassol6213101007
4Marseille6015616-101

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1KRC Genk6321148611
2Malmö FF62317619
3Besiktas6213911-27
4Sarpsborg 086123813-55

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla64021861212
2FK Krasnodar640288012
3Standard Liege631279-210
4Akhisarspor6015414-101

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kiev6321107311
2Rennes630378-19
3FC Astana62227708
4FK Jablonec612368-25

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea6510123916
2BATE Borisov63039909
3MOL Vidi621357-27
4PAOK Salonika6105512-73
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